This is page numbers 739 - 766 of the Hansard for the 19th Assembly, 2nd Session. The original version can be accessed on the Legislative Assembly's website or by contacting the Legislative Assembly Library. The word of the day was health.

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Question 221-19(2): COVID-19 and Support for Tourism
Oral Questions

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Julie Green Yellowknife Centre

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I think that this is really a key point. People will want to know, and they're going to be asking us, as Members, where this case is. From my point of view, it would be better to be able to provide factual information than for the rumour mill to crank up on social media, that it's in one place, another place, it turns out it's in 10 places that it's not. I would appreciate the response on this.

We know that we're asking tourists to self-isolate for 14 days. Are we reaching those people in languages other than English? Are we talking to them, for example, in Cantonese or in Japanese? Thank you.

Question 221-19(2): COVID-19 and Support for Tourism
Oral Questions

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Diane Thom Inuvik Boot Lake

I'm not aware that we are, other than our official languages at this time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Question 221-19(2): COVID-19 and Support for Tourism
Oral Questions

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The Speaker (Hon. Frederick Blake Jr) Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you, Minister. Colleagues, our time for oral questions has expired. Written questions. Member for Frame Lake.

Written Question 9-19(2): Contracts for Work Related to the Slave Geological Province
Written Questions

March 16th, 2020

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Kevin O'Reilly Frame Lake

Merci, Monsieur le President. I have three written questions today. The first written question: Contracts for work related to the Slave Geological Province. My questions are for the Minister of Infrastructure.

Please provide a list of all contracts entered into by GNWT for work related to the Slave Geological Province Road from September 1, 2015, to present, and:

  1. Indicate the date of the contract signing, date of completion or anticipated completion, whether the contract was sole-sourced, the value of the contract, the general purpose or scope of work, whether there were any financial or scope amendments and a summary of same, the name and location of the contractor; and
  2. In providing the list of contracts, indicate whether any of the contractors were or are registered under the Business Incentive Policy and received such consideration in the evaluation of bids or proposals; and,
  3. What future actions are planned to maximize northern employment, training, and business opportunities in future contracts related to the Slave Geological Province Road?

Written Question 10-19(2): Pointed Mountain Gas Field Compliance and Reclamation
Written Questions

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Kevin O'Reilly Frame Lake

Number two, Mr. Speaker. Pointed Mountain gas field compliance and reclamation. My questions are for the Minister of Lands.

The Pointed Mountain gas field near Fort Liard went into production in 1972 under British Petroleum Canada and stopped in 2001. The site was acquired in 2010 by Apache Canada and the name of the owner was changed to Paramount Resources in 2017. There currently a land use permit covering this site until June 4, 2022, but no water licence. A Government of the Northwest Territories inspection of the site was carried out on July 24, 2018, and on June 5, 2019 the owner was notified that the site was in violation of the Waters Act. What, if any, enforcement action has been taken against the owner of the Pointed Mountain gas field, and:

  1. What, if any financial security is held for the Pointed Mountain gas field, including the form and amount of such financial security;
  2. Whether there is a current and approved closure and reclamation plan for the site and all its facilities;
  3. Whether there is a current cost estimate for the full and final closure and reclamation of the site and the amount of that cost estimate; and
  4. If there is no current and approved closure and reclamation plan, and no current cost estimate for the closure and reclamation of the site, what further action does the Minister intend to take and when?

Written Question 11-19(2): Commissioner's Land Act Security Deposits
Written Questions

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Kevin O'Reilly Frame Lake

My questions are for the Minister of Lands. Section 3.1 of the Commissioner's Land Act establishes the requirement for the posting of security, the factors for determining security amount, for restoration of lands and for refund of security. Please provide a listing of the commercial and industrial leases on Commissioner's Land issued since February 15, 2011, including the lease number, general location, issue date, amount and form of security required, and:

  1. Whether an exemption was granted under any leases from the requirement to provide security, including the reasons why the exemption was granted;
  2. A general explanation of how the amount of security is calculated under this regime;
  3. A general explanation of how the posting of security is managed and tracked under this regime; and
  4. In instances where securities have been returned, the amount and reasons for the return of security.

Mahsi, Mr. Speaker.

Written Question 11-19(2): Commissioner's Land Act Security Deposits
Written Questions

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The Speaker (Hon. Frederick Blake Jr) Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you, Member for Frame Lake. Item 9, returns to written questions. Item 10, replies to the Commissioner's address. Item 11, petitions. Item 12, reports of committees on review of bills. Item 13, reports of standing and special committees. Item 14, tabling of documents. Minister of Finance.

Tabled Document 61-19(2): Interim Estimates (Operations Expenditures) April 1 to June 30, 2020
Tabling Of Documents

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Caroline Wawzonek Yellowknife South

Mr. Speaker, I wish to table the following document: "Interim Estimates (Operations Expenditures), April 1 to June 30, 2020". Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Tabled Document 61-19(2): Interim Estimates (Operations Expenditures) April 1 to June 30, 2020
Tabling Of Documents

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The Speaker (Hon. Frederick Blake Jr) Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you, Minister. Tabling of documents. Minster responsible for the Northwest Territories Power Corporation.

Tabled Document 62-19(2): Letter from the President of the Northwest Territories Power Corporation to Minister regarding the 2019-2020 Capital Spending Budget Tabled Document 63-19(2): 2020-2021 Corporate Plan - Northwest Territories Hydro Corporation and Northwest Territories Power Corporation
Tabling Of Documents

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Shane Thompson Nahendeh

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I wish to table the following two documents: "Letter from the President of the Northwest Territories Power Corporation to Minister regarding the 2019-2020 Capital Spending Budget"; and "2020-2021 Corporate Plan - Northwest Territories Hydro Corporation and Northwest Territories Power Corporation." Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Tabled Document 62-19(2): Letter from the President of the Northwest Territories Power Corporation to Minister regarding the 2019-2020 Capital Spending Budget Tabled Document 63-19(2): 2020-2021 Corporate Plan - Northwest Territories Hydro Corporation and Northwest Territories Power Corporation
Tabling Of Documents

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The Speaker (Hon. Frederick Blake Jr) Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you, Minister. Item 15, notices of motion. Member for Yellowknife North.

Motion 6-19(2): Extended Adjournment of the House to May 26, 2020
Notices Of Motion

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Rylund Johnson Yellowknife North

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I give notice that, on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, I will move the following motion: I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River North, that, notwithstanding rule 4, when this House adjourns on Monday, March 16, 2020, it shall be adjourned until Tuesday, May 26, 2020; and further, that at any time prior to May 26, 2020, if the Speaker is satisfied, after consultation with the Executive Council and Members of the Legislative Assembly, that the public interest requires that the House should meet at an earlier time during the adjournment, or at a time later than the scheduled resumption of the House, the Speaker may give notice and thereupon the House shall meet at the time stated in such notice and shall transact its business as if it had been duly adjourned to that time.

Mr. Speaker, At the appropriate time, I will be seeking unanimous consent to deal with this motion today.

Motion 6-19(2): Extended Adjournment of the House to May 26, 2020
Notices Of Motion

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The Speaker (Hon. Frederick Blake Jr) Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you, Member for Yellowknife North. Item 16, motions. Member for Yellowknife North.

Motion 6-19(2): Extended Adjournment of the House to May 26, 2020
Motions

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Rylund Johnson Yellowknife North

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I am seeking unanimous consent to deal with the motion I gave notice of earlier today.

Motion 6-19(2): Extended Adjournment of the House to May 26, 2020
Motions

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The Speaker (Hon. Frederick Blake Jr) Frederick Blake Jr.

The Member is seeking unanimous consent to deal with the motion he gave notice of earlier today. Are there any nays? There are no nays. You may continue with your motion.